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Old 09 November 2018, 01:39 AM
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TV South Park issues rare apology for 'ManBearPig' skewering of Al Gore

The creators of the show “South Park” have issued a rare apology, reprising the character ManBearPig to make amends for a dis that is more than a decade old.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...l-gore-n934156
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Old 09 November 2018, 01:49 AM
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ManBearPig? What’s that? Sounds like some sort of half man, half bear-pig...
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Old 09 November 2018, 01:57 AM
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People still watch South Park?
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Old 09 November 2018, 01:49 PM
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From the story:
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...ManBearPig was fictional, which suggests the threat was imagined by Gore.

“South Park” was effectively mocking the global issue at the center of “An Inconvenient Truth.”

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In this week’s episode, "Time to Get Cereal," the children discover Gore was right all along when the character Stan sees an attack. They seek Gore's help, which he provides, but not before they apologize for not taking him seriously years ago.
So South Park didn't "issue" an apology for an "in effect" mocking; the fictional characters in South Park apologized to a fictional representation of Al Gore for not taking him seriously.

Fake news!
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Old 09 November 2018, 05:26 PM
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The Man-Bear-Pig episode is one I count among my all time favourites. I did not think they were making fun of Al Gore any more than anyone else they put on the show. Not every celebrity on the show is being mocked.

in fact, Al Gore was a sympathetic character on the show. Not like Barbra Streisand.

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People still watch South Park?

Yes they do!
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